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No­bel lau­re­ates: This year’s No­bel Peace Prize has been awarded to Con­golese sur­geon De­nis Muk­wege and Iraqi hu­man rights ac­tivist Na­dia Mu­rad for their cam­paigns to end rape as a weapon of war. Muk­wege, 63, opened a hospi­tal that spe­cial­izes in re­pair­ing fis­tu­las—tears be­tween the vagina and anus that can be caused by a vi­o­lent rape. He has op­er­ated on some 20,000 women and girls and has braved death threats to raise aware­ness of their plight. Mu­rad, 25, was ab­ducted by ISIS in 2014 along with thou­sands of other women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi mi­nor­ity and forced into sex­ual slav­ery. Af­ter she es­caped, she be­came an ac­tivist for other sex­ual slav­ery sur­vivors.

Muk­wege and Mu­rad

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